Author Archives: Charity Apple

Song-filled adaptation: ACT II’s ‘Little Women’ a captivating show

By Cecilia Newsome Special to the Times-News    Alamance Children’s Theatre’s Act II’s “Little Women — The Broadway  Musical” is a song-filled adaptation of the classic tale of adventure, following one’s dream, young love and the importance of family. Written by Allan Knee with lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, and music by Jason Howland, “Little Women” [...]

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ACT II presents ‘Little Women’

By Hollyann Gardner Times-News correspondent  For the past two months, the high school cast of Alamance Children’s Theatre’s ACT II’s “Little Women — The Broadway Musical” has been working hard to put on a professional, high-   quality show. The story follows Jo March (Caroline Segars), an outspoken, independent young woman and her quest to get [...]

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Collegiate Start positive & enlightening

By Jakob S. Miller Times-News correspondent     The Collegiate Start program at Elon University and programs similar to it offer high-schoolers the opportunity to take college courses in addition to their regular coursework. Overall, my experience with this program has been both positive and enlightening. Taking two classes at Elon this semester has helped me [...]

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Things To Do (week of Jan. 14, 2019)

Times-News • The Devil Makes Three: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Haw River Ballroom, 1711 Saxapahaw-Bethlehem Church Rd., Saxapahaw. Doors open at 7 p.m. $27.50; tickets can be purchased at www.eventbrite.com. • Monster Jam Triple Threat Series: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro. Tickets are $15 and up and can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com or [...]

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Beautiful destination: Cades Cove filled with natural beauty & wildlife

By Alley Morris Times-News correspondent     The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of the top places to visit in Tennessee. Year-round, there are many sites to see. Wildlife abounds and you never know what you could see next. One of the many places to visit in this beautiful national park is Cades Cove. [...]

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Favorite holiday flicks: Teens & 20s writers share their lists

Times-News correspondents     On Christmas Eve, so why not gather the family together for a great holiday film? The Teens & 20s writers have compiled a list of their favorite Christmas movies for you to choose from. My favorite Christmas movie is “Elf” because it is incredibly funny and never gets old. I try to [...]

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Meet The Artist: Teen aims to inspire through acting

By Logan A. White Times-News correspondent     December’s featured artist is Dakarai Omolara Kokayi Ince, an 18-year-old Brooklyn native who currently resides in Burlington. Ince is an actor who describes himself as “just getting started on my craft.” Ince has been featured in numerous local productions, most recently performing as The Cowardly Lion in The [...]

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Things To Do (week of Dec. 24, 2018)

Times-News • Curiazza Holiday Lights: 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. weeknights and 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. weekends (with extended shows today — Christmas Eve — and Christmas Day), 50 Bent Court, Gibsonville. Donations for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society are appreciated. • Maple Ridge Lights: 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. weeknights and 5:30 p.m. [...]

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Something simple: Create a ‘Movie Night’ box for friends

By Paulina Lopez Times-News correspondent     Love and appreciate your friends, but don’t have a lot of money? Personalized homemade gifts are the solution. These are the best gifts   because they hold so much more meaning. It is important to think about what means the most to that person when  deciding what to make them. [...]

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Snowy landscapes

Teens & 20s writer Catherine Wiggins poses on snowbank in Burlington. / Photo submitted

 Times-News correspondents    Winter Storm Diego hammered Alamance, and surrounding counties, with snow and sleet Dec. 9-10. Teens & 20s writers captured some of the images near their homes.

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  • About Teens & Twenties

    Teens & Twenties is produced by high school and college writers and photographers throughout Alamance County. The print edition appears on Mondays in the Times-News and is distributed throughout the local schools. On the website, you’ll find some of our stories, photos and more. Feel free to browse around and give us comments, too. We’d love to hear from you!


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    Teens & Twenties' annual orientation party is from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. June 5 at the Times-News office, 707 S. Main St., Burlington. We're looking for high school and college writers, photographers and artists to complete our award-winning youth page each Monday. Space is limited so reserve a spot today by calling (336) 506-3057 or email Charity Apple


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